Friday, January 1, 2010
Michigan State vs Texas Tech: Convicts vs Cowboys
This Alamo Bowl (Saturday January 2nd ESPN at 9 pm) puts the MSU Spartans against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. MSU lost many players (a lot of wide receivers) for this bowl because of on campus fight (Dorm Brawl I) and even had to work out Keith Nichol at wide out. Texas Tech's Head Coach Mike Leach was fired a day before he was set to get a $800,000 bonus. I don't think that will be enough for State to get a win.
For State to win: They need to churn out yardage on the ground and keep the Tech's offense on the sidelines. State needs to score touchdowns, not field goals. Turnovers would be key for MSU and to win that battle would go a long way. Captain Kirk needs to lead the offense efficiently. And Narduzzi has to play in the nickel defense the whole game. Don't blitz one bit. They work out of the shotgun and nothing will even bother the QB.
For Texas Tech to win: Throw the ball, throw the ball, and when you see MSU play in the base 4-3 (which is usually from the 1st to 4th quarter) throw some more. Tech's defense doesn't need to do much besides stack the box and dare MSU to beat them throwing. It can be done, but without the wide receiver talent, MSU probably will struggle. Use your "home field" advantage and win a game your supposed to.
Outcome: Texas Tech will win. I think MSU will make a game of it for a while but will lose in the end when they can't keep up offensively.
Final score: 42-27
Now I will take a look at Michigan's Bowl.
Take Velveeta cheese and heat until melted. Add Ro-tel chili peppers and mix. Heat until mixed and melted together and put into a bowl. Eat with nacho chips or crackers or even pita bread. Then sit down and watch a real football team play. You have many options this weekend. You can even watch the Big Ten teams you lost to!
Happy New Year!